Forest Road 379 variation

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Route
Location:
Colorado, United States, North America
Route Type:
Hike
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
class 1

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Forest Road 379 variation
Created On: Jan 2, 2006
Last Edited On: Jan 2, 2006

Approach


Follow the Forest Road 379 directions to Frosty Park.

Route Description


This is a variation to the Forest Road 379 route that will save you quite a few annoying switchbacks on an old road that is on the quad. From Forest Road 379 at Frosty Park, hike north on 379 about 3/4 mile to 10260'. Take an old road n.w. , which crosses 379 again at 10600'. Continue following the narrow road west as it parallels the road to 11060', at which point the road trends s.w. and south to a switchback at ~11200'. The road then gently climbs the s.w. slope of Almagre and rejoins 379 at 11600'. I did this with 4-8" of snow, and it was still much faster than the road. With fresh snow, this route would probably be slower and difficult to find. See the GPS track log of this route in the photos section.

Essential Gear


Basic hiking gear

Miscellaneous Info


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